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Victron Energy 160Ah 12.8V Lithium battery

Victron Energy 160Ah 12.8V Lithium battery

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Victron Energy Lithium LiFePO4 160Ah 12V Battery
 
Why lithium-iron-phosphate?
Lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) is the safest of the mainstream li-ion battery types. The nominal
voltage of a LFP cell is 3,2V (lead-acid: 2V/cell). A 12,8V LFP battery therefore consists of 4 cells connected in
series; and a 25,6V battery consists of 8 cells connected in series.

Rugged
A lead-acid battery will fail prematurely due to sulfation:
• If it operates in deficit mode during long periods of time (i.e. if the battery is rarely, or never at all,
fully charged).
• If it is left partially charged or worse, fully discharged (yacht or mobile home during wintertime).
A LFP battery does not need to be fully charged. Service life even slightly improves in case of partial charge
instead of a full charge. This is a major advantage of LFP compared to lead-acid.
Other advantages are the wide operating temperature range, excellent cycling performance, low internal
resistance and high efficiency (see below).
LFP is therefore the chemistry of choice for very demanding applications.

Efficient
In several applications (especially off-grid solar and/or wind), energy efficiency can be of crucial importance.
The round trip energy efficiency (discharge from 100% to 0% and back to 100% charged) of the average leadacid
battery is 80%.
The round trip energy efficiency of a LFP battery is 92%.
The charge process of lead-acid batteries becomes particularly inefficient when the 80% state of charge has
been reached, resulting in efficiencies of 50% or even less in solar systems where several days of reserve energy
is required (battery operating in 70% to 100% charged state).
In contrast, a LFP battery will still achieve 90% efficiency under shallow discharge conditions.

Size and weight
Saves up to 70% in space
Saves up to 70% in weight

Expensive?
LFP batteries are expensive when compared to lead-acid. But in demanding applications, the high initial cost
will be more than compensated by longer service life, superior reliability and excellent efficiency.

Endless flexibility
LFP batteries are easier to charge than lead-acid batteries. The charge voltage may vary from 14 V to 16 V (as
long as no cell is subjected to more than 4,2 V), and they do not need to be fully charged. Therefore several
batteries can be connected in parallel and no damage will occur if some batteries are less charged than others.

With or without Battery Management System (BMS)?
Important facts:
1. A LFP cell will fail if the voltage over the cell falls to less than 2,5V (note: recovery by charging with a low
current, less than 0,1C, is sometimes possible).
2. A LFP cell will fail if the voltage over the cell increases to more than 4,2V.
Lead-acid batteries will eventually also be damaged when discharged too deeply or overcharged, but not
immediately. A lead-acid battery will recover from total discharge even after it has been left in discharged state
during days or weeks (depending on battery type and brand).
3. The cells of a LFP battery do not auto-balance at the end of the charge cycle.
The cells in a battery are not 100% identical. Therefore, when cycled, some cells will be fully charged or
discharged earlier than others. The differences will increase if the cells are not balanced/equalized from time to
time.
In a lead-acid battery a small current will continue to flow even after one or more cells are fully charged (the
main effect of this current is decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen). This current helps to fully
charge other cells that are lagging behind, thus equalizing the charge state of all cells.
The current which flows through a fully-charged LFP cell however, is nearly zero, and lagging cells will therefore
not be fully charged. Over time the differences between cells may become so extreme that, even though the
overall battery voltage is within limits, some cells will fail due to over- or under voltage. Cell balancing is
therefore highly recommended.
In addition to cell balancing, a BMS will:
- Prevent cell under voltage by timely disconnecting the load.
- Prevent cell overvoltage by reducing charge current or stopping the charge process.
- Shut down the system in case of over temperature.
A BMS is therefore indispensable to prevent damage to Li-ion batteries.
Our LFP batteries have integrated cell balancing and cell monitoring. Up to ten batteries can be paralleled and up to four batteries can
be series connected, so that a 48V battery bank of up to 3000Ah can be assembled. The cell balancing/monitoring cables can be daisychained
and must be connected to a Battery Management System (BMS).

Battery Management System (BMS)
The BMS will:
1. Disconnect or shut down the load whenever the voltage of a battery cell falls to less than 2,5V.
2. Stop the charging process whenever the voltage of a battery cell increases to more than 4,2V.
3. Shut down the system whenever the temperature of a cell exceeds 50°C.

Battery specification

VOLTAGE AND CAPACITY

LFP-BMS 12,8/60

LFP-BMS 12,8/90

LFP-BMS 12,8/160

LFP-BMS 12,8/200

Nominal voltage

12,8V

12,8V

12,8V

12,8V

Nominal capacity @ 25°C*

60Ah

90Ah

160Ah

200Ah

Nominal capacity @ 0°C*

48Ah

72Ah

130Ah

160Ah

Nominal capacity @ -20°C*

30Ah

45Ah

80Ah

100Ah

Nominal capacity @ 25°C*

768Wh

1152Wh

2048Ah

2560Wh

*Discharge current ≤1C

 

CYCLE LIFE (capacity ≥ 80% of nominal)

80% DoD

2500 cycles

70% DoD

3000 cycles

50% DoD

5000 cycles

DISCHARGE

Maximum continuous

discharge current

180A

270A

400A

500A

Recommended continuous

discharge current

≤60A

≤90A

≤160A

≤200A

Maximum 10 s pulse current

600A

900A

1200A

1500A

End of discharge voltage

11V

11V

11V

11V

OPERATING CONDITIONS

Operating temperature

-20°C to +50°C (maximum charge current when battery temperature < 0°C: 0,05C, i.e. 10A in case of a 200Ah battery)

Storage temperature

-45°C to +70°C

Humidity (non-condensing)

Max. 95%

Protection class

IP 54

CHARGE

Charge voltage

Between 14V and 15V (<14,5V recommended)

Float voltage

13,6V

Maximum charge current

180A

270A

400A

500A

Recommended charge current

≤30A

≤45A

≤80A

≤100A

OTHER

Max storage time @ 25°C*

1 year

BMS connection

Male + female cable with M8 circular connector, length 50cm

Power connection (threaded inserts)

M8

M8

M10

M10

Dimensions (hxwxd) mm

235x293x139

249x293x168

320x338x233

295x425x274

Weight

12kg

16kg

33kg

42kg

*When fully charged

 

 

 

 

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